Ellie’s winning Christmas card

Cheshire East Council’s Christmas card for 2015 was designed by a 11-year-old school girl from Macclesfield.

Ellie Hill’s design of antlers, baubles and Christmas stockings with a Merry Christmas message was selected from competition entries from more than 100 primary and special schools in the Borough.

Ellie Hill

Ellie Hill

Ellie, aged 11 and from Puss Bank Primary School in Macclesfield, submitted her entry as part of the Council’s annual Christmas card competition for children across the Borough.

The entries were judged by Councillor George Hayes, Deputy Cabinet member for children’s services, and the Council’s Chief Executive Mike Suarez.

Cllr Hayes said: “This was a tough task.  The designs we received were of an extremely high standard and we congratulate Ellie on being chosen.

“It is always a joy to see children’s designs and artwork and on this occasion it was extra special.

“Ellie’s creative flare really caught my eye.”

Ellie’s reaction – “Art is my favourite subject and I am always drawing things at home. The design just popped into my head and I am so thrilled to have been chosen for the Council’s official Christmas card.”

Chief Executive Mike Suarez said: “I am so pleased to see so many schools get involved in designing our Christmas card this year.

“The creativity and effort of the designs were fantastic and we are all very impressed. I’d like to thank all schools for participating and big congratulations to our winner, Ellie.”

Ellie’s prize for her success was a family day pass for Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, home of the world’s largest radio telescope.

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